G. Manes

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BACKGROUND The prevalence of resistance to clarithromycin and metronidazole has considerably increased, with a corresponding decrease in the eradication rate for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. Primary resistance to amoxicillin is extremely low, and esomeprazole was found to exert a noteworthy antimicrobial activity in vitro against H. pylori. A(More)
BACKGROUND The guidewire biliary cannulation (GWC) technique may increase the cannulation rate and decrease the risk for post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis. The aim of our multicenter prospective randomized controlled trial was to determine if the use of an atraumatic loop-tip guidewire reduces the rate of post-ERCP(More)
The retinal degeneration in RCS rats is caused by a malfunction of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Since several lines of evidence point to a disturbed second messenger system in these cells, we compared the effect of intracellulx applied inositol-1,4,5+iphosphate (IP3) on RPE cells from RCS and non-dystrophi& rats. &&&. IP3 (IOpM) was applied to(More)
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